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Member postings for Dennis Rayner

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Thread: Suppliers of Copper Boilers
27/07/2010 16:29:02
Hi Nigel,
I was about to post that I hadn't received your message but I've just seen the box called My Messages (1). (Sorry, I'm new to this forum) Your reply is very useful and I shall follow it up. Out of interest, I've just got 2 quotes for a silver soldered copper boiler which knock about £1,000 of the original quote. Still a lot of money.
27/07/2010 08:08:52
I've now got quotes from 3 boilermakers and the spread on price is no more than 10%. I spoke to Maxitrak about welded copper and he said the price for welded copper was about the same as for conventional silver soldered - perhaps I should have gone to steam-technology direct? Maxitrack also said the only way to get the price down was to have it made in steel. I have no experience/understanding of running a steel boiler but have 30 years experience of running a self -made copper boiler in Boxhill - no problems.
Would a steel boiler be suitable for use on a small private garden railway with only occasional use and perhaps no use at all during 4 winter months?  
25/07/2010 06:51:29
I could certainly look into the possibilty of a steel boiler but I start with the same problem as the copper boiler - I don't know who makes them.
For starters, who made your one?
24/07/2010 21:24:43
I am building a 7¼" gauge Hunslet to the Reeves Elidir design. I have reached the stage where I need to consider procuring the boiler and have got my first quote - £3,850 !!!!!!!. That is about 50% of the value of the finished loco. In the last 2 weeks I have emailed 3 other suppliers asking for price and delivery and have not received a single reply!
Can anyone advise me of suppliers of such a boiler that I might contact, particularly if they have any experience of their work,
Many thanks 
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